Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Regulations 2017

Schedule 17 Minimum separation distances for stores of packaged class 6.1 substances

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Table 1 Minimum separation distances from stores where packages are open to protected places

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Minimum distance from protected places (m)
Quantity (kg or L)Class 6.1AClass 6.1BClass 6.1C
>50 ≤ 25010N/AN/A
>250 ≤ 1 000106N/A
>1 000 ≤ 10 00016106
>10 000 ≤ 20 00018128
>20 000 ≤ 50 000201610
>50 000 ≤ 100 000302016
>100 000 ≤ 200 000403020
>200 000 ≤ 500 000503530
>500 000Risk assessment to be carried out to determine appropriate separation distance

Schedule 17 table 1: amended, on 5 January 2022, by regulation 67(6) of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SL 2021/372).

Table 2 Minimum separation distances from stores where packages remain closed to protected places

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Minimum distance from protected places (m)
Quantity (kg or L)Class 6.1AClass 6.1BClass 6.1C
>50 ≤ 2505N/AN/A
>250 ≤ 1 00053N/A
>1 000 ≤ 10 000853
>10 000 ≤ 20 000964
>20 000 ≤ 50 0001085
>50 000 ≤ 100 00015108
>100 000 ≤ 200 000201510
>200 000 ≤ 500 0002517.515
>500 000Risk assessment to be carried out to determine appropriate separation distance

Schedule 17 table 2: amended, on 5 January 2022, by regulation 67(6) of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SL 2021/372).

Table 3 Minimum separation distances from stores where packages are open to public places

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Minimum distance from public places (m)
Quantity (kg or L)Class 6.1AClass 6.1BClass 6.1C
>50 ≤ 2505N/AN/A
>250 ≤ 1 00053N/A
>1 000 ≤ 10 000853
>10 000 ≤ 20 000964
>20 000 ≤ 50 0001085
>50 000 ≤ 100 00015108
>100 000 ≤ 200 000201510
>200 000 ≤ 500 0002517.515
>500 000Risk assessment to be carried out to determine appropriate separation distance

Schedule 17 table 3: amended, on 5 January 2022, by regulation 67(6) of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SL 2021/372).

Table 4 Minimum separation distances from stores where packages remain closed to public places

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Minimum distance from public places (m)
Quantity (kg or L)Class 6.1AClass 6.1BClass 6.1C
>50 ≤ 2505N/AN/A
>250 ≤ 1 00053N/A
>1 000 ≤ 10 000533
>10 000 ≤ 20 000533
>20 000 ≤ 50 000543
>50 000 ≤ 100 0007.554
>100 000 ≤ 200 000107.55
>200 000 ≤ 500 00012.58.757.5
>500 000Risk assessment to be carried out to determine appropriate separation distance

Schedule 17 table 4: amended, on 5 January 2022, by regulation 67(6) of the Health and Safety at Work (Hazardous Substances) Amendment Regulations 2021 (SL 2021/372).